An eyesore and a public health problem
Stabroek News
November 3, 2001

Dear Editor,

With regard to Royston King's letter [ please note: link provided by LOSP web site ] on the dumping of garbage into canals, couldn't the Town Council and the Government get together on legislation to prevent littering. Any new law or regulation could then be enforced by the Town Constables and the Police.

I had written about this subject before and it is obvious that appealing to the public at large is just a waste of time. This is a serious public health problem, besides being an eyesore. With the economic situation around the world as it is today, Guyana must make a determined attempt to improve its image.

Yours faithfully,


Editor's note

Dumping rubbish is an offence and the maximum penalty is $l0,000. City Hall says over 300 persons have been charged but most of the cases have not been heard yet because of the congestion in the courts. However, one or two persons have been fined $l0,000, some less.

Of course sometimes rubbish is dumped surreptitiously and it's hard to identify the culprits.